Superstars Club is based in the centre of Cookstown. It is an exciting, innovative centre providing social, leisure and training & employment opportunities for people who have learning difficulties.
We provide care, support, fun and friendship in a safe environment, whilst giving members the opportunity to experience new challenges and learn new skills.
The club was founded in 2005 by the family of Jon McAvoy, a teenager with Down’s Syndrome and Autism. It aims to address the lack of any such provision whilst coincidentally, providing respite for families and carers.
Ambitious and willing to provide the best for local people who have a learning difficulties, Superstars Club constantly looks for new ways to improve what we offer. The progression and growth of the club over the past 8 years is a testament to the dedication of the committee and large groups of volunteers who regularly attend club sessions.
Initially we offered activities like football, crafts, snooker & pool, with a sensory quiet area provided along with board games and music.
As we progressed, we began to offer a wide range of computers, games consoles and popular TV and DVD areas. Our larger premises allow us to offer a dedicated sensory & quiet area, as well as great kitchen facilities for baking and cooking activities, and areas for workshops and crafts. A room for darts and table football with a social corner has been a recent addition as well as a room set aside for members with more challenging needs.
Music, craft and art workshops always prove popular, and we regularly bring in talented tutors and individuals to share their skills and ideas with our members. We also have a well-established ten-pin bowling club that meets in the local leisure centre every week.
Parties, discos, outings, barbecues – any excuse will do for a special night out and we have many!
Staffed by people with learning difficulties, supervised and supported by others, this will provide meaningful training and employment for as many people as possible.